Aberdine Dwight, PhD

Aberdine Donaldson


Aberdine is postdoctoral fellow at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides supervised dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for youth, young adults, and their families. Aberdine is a Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

Aberdine received her bachelor’s in psychology from Boston University before earning her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Following her undergraduate education, Aberdine was a clinical and research associate at the Center for Effective Child Therapy at Judge Baker Children’s Center. Aberdine has training and experience with DBT, ACT, the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and other empirically-based interventions. She has worked in the Wellesley and Brookline Public schools as a school psychology intern conducting comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and providing evidence-based treatments to students experiencing a wide range of emotional disorders at the elementary and secondary levels. Aberdine also trained as a clinical extern at BCSC providing direct patient care in DBT, ACT, and CBT. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Franciscan Children’s, where she worked in the Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program, completed comprehensive neuropsychology evaluations, and provided outpatient therapy.

Aberdine’s research focuses on the effective assessment and progress monitoring of youth experiencing internalizing concerns, such as anxiety and depression.